Negotiating Rental Management Fees

Negotiating Property Management Fees We receive inquiries all the time from owners wanting us to reduce our fees. We recognize that it is customary for many cultures to accept negotiation as a natural way of conducting business. This style makes perfect sense in a retail environment where the business relationship is not expected to extend…

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Q4, 2022 Market Update

We are going to start providing quarterly market updates on the status of the rental market in the greater Seattle metropolitan area.  These updates are intended to help individuals become more informed on issues regarding the rental market in the greater metropolitan Seattle market.  This is the first video. Enjoy. Disclaimer This video is the…

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COVID Update

It appears the worst is past us with regards to COVID-19. People do not seem to be dying in the droves they were in previous years. But the danger is still very real. People continue to catch COVID, and are quarantined at home because of it. At Full Service Property Management, all of our staff…

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Housing prices — are you kidding me?

Housing prices seem to be at the forefront of most owners’ and tenants’ minds these days. And why not? The market is as active has it has ever been — for both brokerage and rental. Zillow gives housing owners an estimate of what they think the market will do over the next year. They update…

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Expect higher maintenance costs & longer lead times in rentals

This pandemic has created a lot of disruption in supply-side logistics. Lumber yards, in particular, were hit hard. But really everything has been impacted. Order times for routine parts have been extended to unimaginable lengths. Things that used to take days to stock are now out weeks and even months. Just the other day I…

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How the pandemic created the housing shortage and crisis.

Homelessness and housing affordability seem to be in the news almost daily. Rents are skyrocketing. Housing prices are skyrocketing. Politicians are scrambling to pass laws to address homelessness and housing affordability for tenants. It’s a mess out there folks, if you are a landlord. It is even messier if you are a property manager managing…

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Why you DON’T want to sell in this hot market!

Everyone seems to be running for the exits! In the first six months of 2021 we have lost over 10% of our portfolio. No, it’s not because we are that bad! (lol) We’ve never even lost half the number in a full year! So what’s the rush? Everyone is trying to take advantage of a…

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Remodel NOW!!!!

If ever there was a time to improve real property, NOW would be the time! Whether for your own home, and for particularly for rental properties, owners who proactively upgrade their properties stand to win big time — both long and short term. Here’s why. Return on Investment The biggest reason to invest in your…

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Tired of bad tenants? Tenant Screening Reinvented

Let’s face it. As a landlord the biggest hurdle all of us face istenant screening, and finding a good tenant. Get it right and life is great. Get it wrong and things go south quickly. I bought my first rental in 1985, and have been screening tenants ever since. Initially I got burned. Probably 50%…

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